Can I Miss You?

You read the texts that say that you should be comfortable being alone,Yet that doesn’t stop your feelings of loneliness, Can I miss you?To sniff the air that remains upon your leaving?Replaying our conversations, rolling and dissecting them in my mind.Am I allowed to miss your presence?Don’t fill your void with someone, they say,But, how…

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Oh Motherhood!

Oh Motherhood,Such a simple, three syllable word, Yet, it holds such weight,An anchor,Not only the weight of childbirth,But the communal weight of child rearing,The countless women and men who do a parent’s job,The aunts, uncles, grandparents, whether by blood or proximity,All of the grit,Without all of the physical link,The teachings they provide, The valuable lessons…

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Closet

I look forward to the day when you no longer hang your coat on the chair, To it hanging proudly and confirmed in the closet. Our closet. I look forward to the day, I no longer have to wonder when we’ll see each other,To being safe in the knowledge that your face will greet me…

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Diverse Books For Kids

Books, books, books! So many to choose from and so little time! Or at least that’s my issue with adult books, which seems to have transferred onto my daughter! Over the past few years and especially with the influx of more and more Black voices being given the platform and their over due space, many…

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Words Fail

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Text Me When You Get Home

I’ll set the scene, you and a few girlfriends have gone for dinner and drinks ( remember when we could do that??! ), after a great night of conversation, laugher and reconnection, you call it a night and head your separate ways. You all share hugs and your last words to each other are, “Text…

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Love Teaches

Love teaches you so much about yourself,It mirrors some of the deep feelings you thought buried,It forces you to come face to face with your moments of weaknessThe times you need a little more tenderness Love teaches you to let go and let someone in To give love if you want to receive love, Love…

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Book Review: Saga Boy

When I first came across this book, solely based on the tile alone, I knew I needed to read it, because despite my deep love for books, I do still choose them based of my visceral reaction. Otherwise known as choosing them based on their covers and this one stood out for many reasons. Being…

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Water

I delay stepping into the shower, all because I don’t want to wash you off of my skin, Your lingering smell, light touches and soft kisses,The bite mark on my neck and the trace of your fingers around my collarbone, As the water runs down my back, I think of your fingers that only just…

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My 2021 Gratitude List

I know what you’re thinking, we’re legit 4 months into 2021, going strong a year + in the middle of a pandemic, with the world someways falling apart. What on earth are you making a gratitude list this early for? After my post in December, it got me thinking more about the things I was…

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